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Triptychs: Buffalos Lower West Side Revisited by Milton RogovinIn the early 1970s, Milton Rogovin set out to document the neighborhood near his house. He made a series of portraits of working-class people in Buffalos Lower West Side. Then he returned to photograph the same people in the early 1980s and again in the 1990s. The result is this remarkable and moving portrait of time and place in America. Here are fifty of an acclaimed photographers engaging Triptychs - a visual chronicle of change, aging, endurance, and finally survival. As Robert Coles writes in his foreword, These photographs constitute a major contribution to the American documentary tradition. They represent the insistence of one careful, gifted, attentive photographer upon seeing through, as it were, his self-assigned job of seeing. Here we see working people who, like most Americans, find partners, have children and grandchildren, sometimes separate, and sometimes die early. Some age considerably in the ten years between photographs, others almost not at all. Some lose children, change partners and houses, and some visibly change lifestyles. What remains constant is the passing of time and its effects upon his subjects, so evident in Rogovins work. These are among the themes observed and discussed in Stephen Jay Goulds illuminating introduction.
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New York City, NY d. Buffalo, NY Milton Rogovin was graduated from Columbia University in with a degree in optometry and a deep concern for the rights of the worker. He moved to Buffalo, New York, in , where he established his own optometric practice in In , he married Anne Snetsky.
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Milton Rogovin Pronounced "ruh-GO-vin" December 30, — January 18, was a documentary photographer who has been compared to great social documentary photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries, such as Lewis Hine and Jacob Riis. His photographs are in the Library of Congress , the J. Following graduation Rogovin worked as an optometrist in New York City.